By Jo Reilly
JOIN Farsley Farmers’ Market when they hold a ninth anniversary event on Saturday, 25 March in St John’s Hall and grounds.
The market team can hardly believe that this event was launched way back in 2014, when dicussions with Farsley Business Forum began.
There was no venue in mind, until the vicar of the time, the Reverend Paul Tudge, offered St John’s Hall and grounds and encouraged others in the wider community to volunteer and help make it a reality.
With quiet beginnings, the market has grown in popularity year on year.
It survived through the lockdown period with the help of volunteer marshals, supportive traders, and our customers, new and old.
Volunteers had local Council support at this time, and they liaised with the market team over changing Covid regulations, giving them confidence to move forward.
The market attracts visitors from near and far and features free facepainting from Debra Austin, and juggling antics from Matthew Tiffany.
Guest stallholders include Sammie’s Flowers, of Kiddal Quarry Farm, bringing fresh and dried arrangements, and the Yorkshire Pudding Beer Co from Malton Brewery, with beers and spirits on sale.
The facepainter will be inside with a full house of creatives – some you know well and others you can get to know better!
Fred & Bo personalised gifts and The Crafty Corner for Asthma UK will both join on 25 March.
Take the weight off your feet and order a hot sandwich and drink from the cafe menu, or have a rummage through all the novels and titles of interest available from Friends Book Stall, who have traded at Farsley Farmers’ Market from the beginning
Farsley Farmers’ Market runs on the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding August) and the third Saturday in December from 9.30am-1pm.